"I. de Guanahani ou de St. Salvador", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
3.9 x 5.6 inches
9.9 x 14.2 cm
This charming view shows the island of Guanahani, possibly where Christopher Columbus first stepped on American soil in October 1492. A settlement can be seen on the island, complete with various structures, people, palm trees, and a couple flags. In the Atlantic several ships and smaller vessels surround the island. The title appears in a banner-style cartouche in the sky, as is common with Mallet's work.
Marginal soiling and a few tiny chips in blank margins, far from image.